Academic Year: 
2014/5 
Owning Department/School: 
Department of Computer Science 
Credits: 
6 
Level: 
Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 1

Assessment Summary: 
CW 25%, EX 75% 
Assessment Detail: 
 Course Work (CW 25%)
 Examination (EX 75%)

Supplementary Assessment: 
CM30070 Mandatory Extra Work (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
In order to take this unit you must have ALevel Mathematics grade A/B (or equivalent authorised by
Director of Studies). 
Description: 
Aims: To show how computer algebra can be used to solve some interesting mathematical problems.
Learning Outcomes: 1. To understand the practical possibilities and limitations of symbolic computation;
2. To be able to solve problems using symbolic computation.
3. To understand major algorithms of symbolic computation.
Skills: Application of number (T/F).
Content: Introduction to Maple. Data representation questions. Normal and canonical forms. Polynomials, algebraic numbers, elementary numbers. Polynomial algebra: GCD and factorization algorithms, modular methods. Numerical and symbolic methods for solving systems of nonlinear equations. Gröbner bases. Introduction to integration.

Programme availability: 
CM30070 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Computer Science
 USCMAFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 3)
 USCMAAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 3)
 USCMAAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
 USCMAAB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKB20 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics (Year 3)
 USCMAAM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKM14 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFB09 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business (Year 3)
 USCMAAB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USCMAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USCMAFB01 : BSc Computing (Year 3)
 USCMAKB01 : BSc Computing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 4)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 5)
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Physics
 USPHAFB05 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Computing (Year 3)
 USPHAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Computing with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USPHAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Computing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
